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Chautauqua Prize

Chautauqua Prize

A prize of $7,500 is given annually for a book of fiction or creative nonfiction published during the previous year. The winner also receives a weeklong, all-expenses-paid summer residency at Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. Authors, publishers, agents, or readers may submit eight copies of a book (or bound galleys) published in 2014 with a $75 entry fee by December 31. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition

Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition

A prize of $500 and letterpress publication by the Center for Book Arts is given annually for a poetry chapbook. The winner also receives an additional $500 to give a reading at the Center for Book Arts in New York City and a weeklong residency at the Winter Shakers Program at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York. Sharon Dolin and Cornelius Eady will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 24 pages or 500 lines with a $25 entry fee by December 1. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Dartmouth Poet-in-Residence Award

Dartmouth Poet-in-Residence Award

A prize of $2,000 and a six- to eight-week residency at Robert Frost's former home in Franconia, New Hampshire, is given annually to a poet who has published at least one poetry collection. The winner is also invited to participate in a regional reading series. A panel selected by Dartmouth College will judge. Using the online submission system, submit five poems from the most recent book, a résumé, a personal statement, and contact information for two references with a $25 entry fee by December 31. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Gell Poetry Prize

Gell Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Big Pencil Press is given annually for a poetry collection. The winner also receives a weeklong residency at the Gell Center of the Finger Lakes in Bristol Valley, New York. Stephen Dunn will judge. Submit a poetry manuscript of 50 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by January 31. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

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Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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